As a first time user of period underwear, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had heard of them from some other companies, but I never really considered using them. I definitely had my doubts going into it, and I’m sure there are others in the same boat. So if you have yet to have an experience with period undies, I wanted to share what mine was like, and hopefully help you decide if you want to get on board!
I wore the underwear yesterday, and decided to use them as a backup to tampons - I usually use a liner anyways just to prevent any mishaps. I was surprised right away by how comfortable they were. I was expecting the absorbent area to feel weird and bulky, but they felt just like any underwear. So off to a good start!
Yesterday was the second day of my period (and always my worst/heaviest day). I have been on the pill for several years, and the past month was my first month off, so I knew this period would be a doozy. Throughout work, I made sure to change my tampon often enough that bleeding through was not an issue, so I did not really put the underwear to the test until later in the day.
After work, I met up with a friend to check out a few stores and grab dinner. We shopped for a couple hours, and I could tell my flow was going strong. We decided to stop at a hole-in-the-wall Cuban restaurant for dinner, and of course in the moment where I most needed a bathroom, there was none in sight - we all know that feeling. But do not fear! The period underwear was there to save the day!
When I finally made it back to my apartment after dinner, I rushed to the bathroom to scope out the situation. I definitely waited too long to change my tampon, but the underwear had absorbed all the overflow. Crisis averted! I was surprised by how much they absorbed without feeling wet or gross at all. Even after a leak, they didn’t feel like a pad or anything, but just like normal, dry undies.
Leaky mess? More like huge success! (Yes this sounded just as cringe-y in my head) Anyways, I’m definitely a fan of the period underwear, and for anyone out there thinking about it - give it a go! Obviously everyone is different, but I was not disappointed :)